Some advantages you get of being the hosts and the best of all is crowd support.
Jul 14, 2019, 03.56 PM
Jofra Archer's 4th over.
One run from this one.
Archer vs Williamson duel is getting interesting here.
Jul 14, 2019, 03.53 PM
Breakthrough over by Chris Woakes.
He took a crucial wicket of Martin Guptill and gave just 1 run.
Jul 14, 2019, 03.47 PM
6.2 | Wicket!
Martin Guptill out.
He departed after scoring 19 runs off 18 balls.
Chris Woakes to Guptill, lbw out. On-field umpire Kumar Dharmasena raised his finger but Guptill went upstairs three reds on the screen meant he has to walk back to the pavilion and New Zealand lost their review also.
Next batsman is the backbone of New Zealand's batting unit, the skipper himself, Kane Williamson.
Jul 14, 2019, 03.41 PM
A better over by Archer than his previous one.
4 runs from this over.
Jul 14, 2019, 03.39 PM
Chris Woakes has picked a good length and he delivered a tight over. Just two singles from this over.
Jul 14, 2019, 03.36 PM
Big over for New Zealand as they scored 12 runs in this over.
Guptill smashed one sixer and one boundary as well.
Jul 14, 2019, 03.35 PM
2 runs from this over.
England almost took a wicket, the on-field raised his finger on Woakes' appeal for the wicket of Henry Nicholls.
He decided to review it and got a life...
The ball tracking showed that the ball would have gone over the stumps.
Jul 14, 2019, 03.29 PM
Jofra Archer is bowling from the other end. He gave 3 runs in this over.
There was also a huge caught behind appeal by Archer for Martin Guptill. Archer started celebrating also but the on-field umpire rejected it.
Eoin Morgan did not consider to go upstairs.
Jul 14, 2019, 03.23 PM
The first ball of the over was wide and New Zealand's account opened with an extra ball.
Martin Guptill dispatched the fifth ball of the over for a boundary.
5 runs from this over.
Jul 14, 2019, 03.15 PM
New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls are at the crease and England pacer Chris Woakes launched the bowling attack.
Jul 14, 2019, 03.12 PM
Both the teams are out on the field to sing their national anthems.
The stage is set... teams are ready... it's time to create history at the historic ground!
Jul 14, 2019, 02.47 PM
New Zealand win the toss and opted to bat first against England in the final match of Cricket World Cup final.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Tom Latham(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
Jul 14, 2019, 02.36 PM
Due to overnight rain, the toss has been delayed by 15 minutes.
It means, the toss will happen at 2:45pm IST and the match will start at 3:15pm IST.
July 15 is kept as a reserve day for today's match.
Jul 14, 2019, 01.36 PM
Ahead of the match, captains said:
Eoin Morgan: "New Zealand are an extremely tough side, with a lot of experience, a lot of skill. They were the best side in the group stage and they improved, very similar to us, from the group stage to the semi-final performance.
"We are striving to improve on our performance. No doubt they (also) will."
Kane Williamson: "I think England rightly so deserve to be favourites. Coming into this tournament from the start, they were favourites and they've been playing really good cricket," a relaxed-looking Williamson told a news conference when asked if his side were underdogs.
"Whatever dog we are, it's just important that we focus on the cricket that we want to play and we have seen over the years that anybody can beat anybody regardless of breed of dog."
While many members of the home side were not even born when England made the last of three losing appearances in a World Cup final in 1992, the Black Caps have the experience of their heavy defeat by co-hosts Australia in the climax of the 2015 edition in Melbourne to call on.
Jul 14, 2019, 01.20 PM
Early morning showers are forecasted but for the rest of the day, the weather for today's match at Lord's is expected to be dry. Low clouds will gradually clear to give some sunny spells in afternoon and evening.
After winning the toss, the captain would look to bat first considering the 'scoreboard pressure' factor in a big game and the recent results at Lord's.
Jul 14, 2019, 01.15 PM
England and New Zealand have faced each other nine times in the World Cup history. New Zealand won five times and England four contests.
Overall, in One-Day Internationals, England and New Zealand have faced each other 90 times thus far. England won 41 matches and New Zealand won 43 clashes.
Playing in England, the host nation has an edge over the Black Caps as they have won 17 matches and New Zealand won 12.
Jul 14, 2019, 01.01 PM
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Tom Blundell (wk), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Jul 14, 2019, 01.00 PM
Lord's Cricket Ground will witness a first-time winner, a country that has never lifted the coveted ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.
After 45 days with 10 best teams competing in a league format, it has come down to the final between England and New Zealand.
England, the hosts, took 27 years to reach in the final of the marquee tournament. Having failed on three occasions - in 1979, 1987 and 1992, this English side displayed a new brand of cricket.
Under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, England team believes in being aggressive, taking the bowlers to cleaners, scoring highest possible total and producing nasty bouncers with commendable pace.
The Kane Williamson-led side knows how to turn the tables and believes in the philosophy of disciplined fielding and running between the wickets if they cannot open their arms.
The responsibility with the bat is shared by Williamson and Ross Taylor, while the bowling unit is controlled by Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry and Trent Boult.
Jul 14, 2019, 12.57 PM
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